Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Sharjah Stand wins "Best Presentation of a Destination"  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 27/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN Press) Sharjah has wrapped up its remarkably successful participation in the MITT (Moscow International Tourism Business Summit) for the 15th year, with Sharjah Stand winning the award "Best Presentation of a Destination". Held in the Russian capital from March 18 to 22, the Emirate's stand attracted a wide array of international tourism industry players and decision makers and representatives of major tourism destinations and international media coverage

The striking Sharjah stand at the exhibition in the Russian capital showcased the best of Sharjah's multifaceted tourism and cultural experience and numerous attractions constantly inviting visitors' attention. The Heritage Corner celebrated the Arab and Emirati heritage of the Emirate besides a number of activities for the visitors.

One of the major attractions was the focus on the Sharjah Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 celebrations. A special wing was reserved for meetings and interactions with dignitaries and leaders of the industry. Promotional material and brochures in Russian and English about Sharjah's tourist attractions, culture, heritage and other offerings are available for the visitors.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, members of the Sharjah delegation to Moscow held a number of fruitful meetings and talks with a number of stakeholders, investors and key players of international tourism industry. Among the dignitaries who were received by HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority included HE Igor G. Kozlov, Head, Department of Tourism, Moscow City Government.

The two sides discussed the latest developments and challenges in the tourism sector around the world and ways of boosting tourism cooperation and exchange between the two destinations

MITT Moscow is one of the key exhibitions on the SCTDA's agenda because of the strategic Russian and CIS market which attracts major players and stakeholders of the industry and has successively contributed to increasing the number of Russian visitors to the Emirate, whose number exceeded the 459,000 during Year 2013. The exhibition helps reinforce the status of the Emirate in this critical market as a favourite international destination with all the natural ingredients and a variety of all-round cultural and leisure activities

The Sharjah delegation to Moscow included heads and representatives of various government departments and agencies and private players including Sharjah Airport Authority, Shurooq (Sharjah Investment and Development Authority), Air Arabia, Al Hasawi Group Of Hotels, Radisson Blu, Hilton Sharjah, Oceanic Resort and Spa Khorfakkan, Al Khalidiah Tourism, 72 Hotels, Al Ghazal Tours and Copthorne Hotel.

It is worth mentioning that the Moscow International Travel and Tourism fair, in its 21st year, attracted an array of travel and tourism players, tourism destinations, hotels and resorts and service industry. The exhibition attracted more than 1,800 exhibitors from 198 destinations from around the world and 40,000 visitors besides extensive media coverage from the European and international media

About Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Established in 1996 by the Government of Sharjah, the SCTDA has been in the forefront of promoting and taking Sharjah to the world with its relentless efforts and unmatched enthusiasm. The Authority constantly explores possibilities and avenues of promoting and developing tourism and commercial sectors in the emirate through special events, activities and festivals at home and around the world. It pursues its goals by planning and drawing up strategic plans to promote and develop tourism sector in all its forms. It conducts social and economic research and studies as well to evolve its strategies and pursue its goals. And as part of its strategy to promote Sharjah, SCTDA participates in local, regional and international exhibitions, focusing on the factors of distinction and exclusivity. The SCTDA works to raise public awareness locally, regionally and internationally about the unique features and strengths of Sharjah's tourism product and leisure and investment destination. As a result, Sharjah has emerged as a favourite holiday destination for visitors from around the world, especially those from Europe and neighbouring Gulf countries Sharjah has come to be recognised as the home of Arab and Islamic culture and civilisation, it was declared the Cultural Capital of the Arab world in 1998 by Unesco. Recently, the Arab tourism ministers' summit in Cairo selected Sharjah as the Capital of Arab Tourism for Year 2015.



  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 23 2016 - Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' UruguayMENAFN
(MENAFN) A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country has ended his protest after receiving an offer, his supporters have said.In ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Tunisian lawyers protest over new controversial taxesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Extending a series of demonstrations against austerity measures in the 2017 budget, thousands of Tunisian lawyers went on strike on Friday to protest at new taxes and tighter fiscal controls ...

 Oct 23 2016 - U.N. condemns killings in Palestinian camp in SyriaMENAFN
(MENAFN) The United Nations on Friday condemned the killing of four people as they tried to leave a Palestinian refugee camp near the Syrian capital.In detail, fighting around Khan Eshieh camp, home ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Libya forces free 13 captives from IS in SirteMENAFN
(MENAFN) A spokesman for the Libya forces said on Saturday that Libyan pro-government forces fighting Islamic State in Sirte have freed 11 Eritrean female captives, a Turk and an Egyptian.In detail, ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Senior Egyptian general killedMENAFN
(MENAFN) Security sources in Egypt have said that a senior military official was shot dead on Saturday outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo.In detail, Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Iraq refuses Turkey's offer to aid in MosulMENAFN
(MENAFN) In a decision that could rile Turkish President Erdogan, Iraqi Prime Minister declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from ...

 Oct 23 2016 - US condemns Syrian government forces use of toxic gasMENAFN
(MENAFN) The White House on Saturday condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after an international inquiry found its forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack in Syria's ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Iraqi forces kicks IS from from Christian region near MosulMENAFN
(MENAFN) Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul.In detail ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Air stirkes resume as Yemen truce endsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Residents in the capital said that warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired.In detail, the ...

 Oct 23 2016 - Kuwait's Al Mowasat revenues drop by 32pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Al Mowasat Health Care recorded a drop of 32 percent in profits amid the third quarter of this year compared to the same period of 2015.Additionally, earnings reached to almost USD1.23mn in ...





Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help